WHO Reconvening COVID-19 Emergency Committee; Tedros Warns Of Malaria Case Increases In Africa As Continent’s Coronavirus Outbreaks Intensify

CIDRAP News: WHO reconvenes COVID-19 panel; Africa’s outbreaks intensify
“The World Health Organization (WHO) director general said today that the COVID-19 emergency committee will meet [today] to review pandemic developments, as cases surge in some African nations and as many past-peak countries take tentative steps to relax their distancing measures. The global total today rose to 3,179,494 cases reported form 185 countries, and at least 226,173 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard…” (Schnirring, 4/29).

Axios: WHO leader: Malaria deaths in Africa could double due to coronavirus (Rummler, 4/29).

Reuters: COVID-19 complication seen in children is ‘rare,’ WHO says (Nebehay/Farge, 4/29).

U.N. News: World health experts will meet Thursday to assess COVID-19 pandemic (4/29).

VOA: WHO Chief Warns of Malaria Spike in Africa (4/29).